with a plain stocking
Start with a plain Christmas stocking, either store-bought or handmade.
Felt is best if you plan to use a lot of iron-on
on a concept
Decide on a concept. Modern or old-fashioned? Simple or elaborate? Understated
or over-the-top? Consider focusing on a theme.
the crafts store
Hit a crafts store to check out embellishments. If you can draw, pick
up some fabric paint.
Buy some felt in contrasting colors to your stocking so you can cut
out your own original designs and sew or glue them on.
Use Christmas cookie cutters as stencils.
out the dollar store
Check out the dollar store for holiday decorations, bric-a-brac, and
small toys that you can attach to the stocking
Write the name in glue, using a squeeze bottle, pour on glitter, and
shake off the excess. Or spell it out in applique letters, which come
in every kind of font and material imaginable. Consider writing the
name someplace other than across the top, like vertically down the side.
Above all, be original. Your stocking can be any color, any design –
kitschy or sophisticated. The choice is yours.